Australian Open: Johanna Konta bows out in semis

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Johanna Konta’s dream of advancing to her first Grand Slam final was shattered as soon as Angelique Kerber thrashed her in the Australian Open semi final just now.

Konta was no match for Kerber when the German managed to put up a grand assault on the main draw debutante within 82 minutes. Konta’s spectacular run was put to a stop when she went down easily in two straight sets 5-7, 2-6 in the Rod Laver Arena.

Roles have reversed this time as Kerber made history by being the first German to reach the finals at Melbourne since Anke Huber in 1996.

“I played against a better player today who earned her right to a Grand Slam final,” said Konta as quoted from BBC.

“I’m really hungry to keep improving and keep enjoying what I’m doing. So that’s where I’m at.”

“I will just go back, keep working hard, keep improving the things that I want to improve and keep enjoying what I’m doing.”

Meanwhile, Kerber is set to face tennis queen Serena Williams in the finals and vows to do her very best.

“I am really looking forward to playing Serena in the final. I have nothing to lose.”

“She’s a tough opponent and she will win many tournaments in the future for sure.”